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Unread 07-15-2011, 12:59 AM   #1
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What parts would fit on a ZJ?

I hear that the springs off a tj.
Tj 3.5 springs then putting on a zj will add 2inch on a zj cause the weight?

im really new at this so i was wondering if you guys could help me out.

that would be thoughtful.

as of right now, i bought.

08 jk rims
k&n cold air intake
5x4.5 to 5x5 adapters so i could put on my jk wheels

Buying 265/70/17 BFG tires tomomorrow

I was wondering how much of a lift would i need to fit those tires too.
should i buy lift springs or use bb on stock springs?

Also i was wondering if i bought 3" inch front coil springs and 2"inch in the back will it even out cause of the weight of the motor in front?

I know i'm asking a lot of questions but im new to this.

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Unread 07-15-2011, 01:48 AM   #2
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Understand you'll get better answers over at Mall Crawlin Forum.
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Unread 07-15-2011, 02:13 AM   #3
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Unread 07-15-2011, 05:42 AM   #4
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This is probably a ridiculous idea, but why not buy zj lift springs instead of tj?
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Unread 07-15-2011, 06:09 AM   #5
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This is probably a ridiculous idea, but why not buy zj lift springs instead of tj?
This. You need to do some searching...the tire you have comes out to be a 31.5" tall tire. You will need a minimum of 2" lift. Are you planning on wheeling it?


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LOL...thats just mean....
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Unread 07-15-2011, 06:54 AM   #6
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Unread 07-15-2011, 07:47 AM   #8
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Unread 07-15-2011, 09:57 AM   #9
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Why would you even say that......
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Unread 07-15-2011, 10:24 AM   #10
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looks like you are on there right track. if you have the TJ springs or can get them cheaper or something then you can use them and a little spacers (`1")to get 3" in the front and move your front springs to the back to net 3" all around. be aware this means you need new shocks, track bars, and sway bar links in the front. also, you need to make sure you have a ujoint front driveshaft (no rubber boot at diff) or swap one on.
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Unread 07-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #11
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also, dont got to mallcrawlin. this is the best forum for light mods (anything under 3/4 ton axles, coilovers and engine swaps)
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Unread 07-15-2011, 02:13 PM   #12
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This is probably a ridiculous idea, but why not buy zj lift springs instead of tj?
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looks like you are on there right track. if you have the TJ springs or can get them cheaper or something then you can use them and a little spacers (`1")to get 3" in the front and move your front springs to the back to net 3" all around. be aware this means you need new shocks, track bars, and sway bar links in the front. also, you need to make sure you have a ujoint front driveshaft (no rubber boot at diff) or swap one on.
Foundrydude... like i said im "NEW" if you clearly understand. plus thats what i heard from other people so please don't think its a ridiculous idea.

KingtheZJ: Thanks for helping me out. You're the only one that really replied to my post.
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Unread 07-15-2011, 02:14 PM   #13
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also, dont got to mallcrawlin. this is the best forum for light mods (anything under 3/4 ton axles, coilovers and engine swaps)
I looked on Mall Crawlin Forum.... looks so unorganized, doesn't seem that many posts stuff on it.. this is my opinion.
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Unread 07-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #14
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What ever you do please don't post any of these questions on mallcrawlin.
It would sure be interesting, and bring us some entertainment

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also, dont got to mallcrawlin. this is the best forum for light mods (anything under 3/4 ton axles, coilovers and engine swaps)
Psh. Pirate4x4.com is for the little ***** ****.

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I looked on Mall Crawlin Forum.... looks so unorganized, doesn't seem that many posts stuff on it.. this is my opinion.
Really? Learn how to use a search feature. Mallcrawlin wasn't made to hold your hand or for little sissy questions like this ****.

ZJs are a lot heavier then a TJ.
Therefore, ZJ springs are rated higher then the TJ springs. I hope you get the idea.
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Unread 07-15-2011, 02:52 PM   #15
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If I were you, I would just buy a kit like this one, add a rear track bar to it and move your front springs to the rear. Since the amount of lift springs will give is variable (springs for a zj) using tj springs will introduce more variability. As it was said, zjs are heavier, no one can tell you exactly what they will yield. Unless you can get the tj springs at a serious discount, the savings will get eaten up by buying spacers. Not to mention, tj rear springs are considerably larger in diameter than zj springs.
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